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Join Our Team | St. Bernard Project

St. Bernard Project

Rebuilding the Homes and Lives of Katrina Survivors

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Current Openings

St. Bernard Project is building a movement to solve the affordable housing crisis and disaster response efforts. By enlisting passionate people from across the globe to join our work, we have made significant strides towards rebuilding and restoring our community. Despite the progress we have achieved, there are many lingering barriers keeping families from returning to their homes. Since the need is so great, we as an organization need to be as efficient as possible. We strive to create a workplace culture that brings the best out of each other so that we can be the best for our clients. SBP offers a variety of programs, with varying length and hourly commitments, to allow as many people as possible to join in the effort to bring families home. Become a part of the solution, become a part of SBP. For more information, click on the specific job description.

Construction Positions

Project Manager – Friends of Rockaway

Administrative Positions

Volunteer Department Manager – Friends of Rockaway

Director – Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lab

Pre Disaster Specialist – Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lab

Post Disaster Specialist – Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lab

Marketing Director – Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lab


Corps Positions

Veterans Corps

Join St. Bernard Project’s Veterans Corps and take on your next missionThank you for your interest in St. Bernard Project’s VetCorps Program. VetCorps is operated through our AmeriCorps program, filling the same positions within the organization with some additional steps geared towards working with military veterans in their transition to civilian life while they serve the community through our program.  Veterans Corps members serve side by side with SBP’s 60+ AmeriCorps members and 200+ daily volunteers in every phase of construction  SBP is currently interviewing for our 2014-2015 VetCorps Program. Participation in this program requires a full time, 10 month service commitment that will begin in mid-August.St. Bernard Project’s VetCorps members serve in many facets of our operations–in both field work and office positions. You do not necessarily need construction experience to work on our construction team as long as you have a sincere desire to learn the skill sets necessary to succeed. We are currently recruiting members for the following positions:Site Supervisor The Site Supervisor is responsible for providing on the ground support at a client’s home, known as a project site, for all aspects of a family’s rebuilding project including managing/requesting tools and materials, ensuring progress and high quality of construction work, maintaining a safe and organized work site, as well as interacting with the homeowners and leading volunteers.Site Maintenance & Safety Coordinator A key position within the organization, the Site Maintenance & Safety Coordinator must understand processes that are complex at times. In doing this, they seamlessly integrate the different pieces of the construction office. The Site Maintenance & Safety Coordinator maintains all construction office operations, as well as tracks data on houses and ensures that necessary permits and inspections are obtained to allow for a continuous flow of work.Skilled Specialist – Carpentry, Plumbing, ElectricalWarehouse & Supply Runner
Who Should Apply St. Bernard Project is looking for highly motivated individuals who are ready to devote their energy to restoring our community. Members will play a vital role in rebuilding our clients’ homes and in fostering a more veteran-friendly environment within their colleges and the larger community.
The Benefits In exchange for their service, Veterans Corps members will receive a living stipend of $1210 per month and an education award of $5500 upon completion of their service term. Members will also receive training on how to access the benefits and opportunities available to veterans and gain valuable professional/construction experience.St. Bernard Project uses a three stage application/interview process: 1) Receipt of application materials (Cover Letter, Resume and AmeriCorps electronic application) 2) First round interview 3) Second round interviewThrough this three part process, we strive to identify your strengths and areas of best fit within SBP. We also aim to give you a good sense of what it means to be a member of the SBP team. Pick a position of interest and write a cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for that position. Submit this along with a current resume to Kevin Booher, VetCorps Program Manager and former Marine, at and complete the AmeriCorps application by clicking here.

AmeriCorps National 2014

Bring disaster-impacted families back home. Become a part of St. Bernard Project. St. Bernard Project is building a movement to revolutionize disaster recovery in America and create solutions to for families in need of safe, affordable housing. To achieve this goal, St. Bernard Project is seeking passionate leaders from across the country to join our work. St. Bernard Project recruits exceptional college graduates, talented professionals and dedicated retirees who are ready to commit themselves to 10 months of service that will meet the needs of American citizens impacted by disasters. 
Why join As a member of St. Bernard Project you will become a part of the growing national service movement, as well as get the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills with a dynamic organization that is pioneering a new model for disaster recovery. AmeriCorps members serve in virtually all facets of SBP’s operation, so you have the opportunity to gain a variety of skills sets according to your professional goals. St. Bernard Project is a nationally-recognized leader in post-Katrina recovery. Having just launched our first affiliate office to address the needs in Joplin, MO, SBP is an ever-evolving organization that is poised to become a national model for disaster recovery. The need To date, St. Bernard Project has rebuilt 430+ homes in the Greater New Orleans area due in large part to the 39,000+ volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to restoring our community. Despite the progress we have achieved, there are many lingering barriers keeping individuals and families from returning to their homes. More than six years after Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans still need our help. Currently, 6,000 – 10,000 families own homes they cannot afford to rebuild, and currently live in another form of temporary housing, including gutted homes, apartments they can’t afford, or crowded family homes. St. Bernard Project has recently launched operates in Joplin, where an estimated 7,500 homes were damaged by the EF5 tornado that hit in May 2011. With 4,000 of these homes located in the area defined as catastrophic by FEMA, the need for an efficient strategy to rebuild is imperative.Thankfully, St. Bernard Project is poised to help address the housing crisis in the communities in which it operates and create solutions to make affordable housing truly affordable. Who we are looking for St. Bernard Project seeks individuals from all backgrounds and life experiences who have what it takes to develop innovative solutions that bring families back home in communities still struggling to recover from natural disasters. While there is no “ideal” St. Bernard Project team member, we believe the following traits are common amongst our members – problem solving, strong leadership, drive, flexibility, and positivity.St. Bernard Project is currently hiring for the following positions: – Site Supervisor – Assistant Electrician – Assistant Plumber – Assistant Carpenter – Warehouse Coordinator – Client Services Coordinator – Volunteer Coordinator How to apply All applicants should complete our application online. For more information on AmeriCorps, visit Benefits -Living stipend of $12,100 distributed across 10 month term -Education award of $5,500 upon successful completion of term -Free limited benefits health insurance -Training opportunities


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